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Sandals undecided on 2018 election plans

'I'll sort it out before Christmas' says four-time MPP
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Guelph MP Liz Sandals. File photo

Guelph MPP Liz Sandals said she has not yet decided if she will run in the next provincial election.

“I haven’t really sorted that out yet, when I do I will invite you to the announcement,” Sandals said with a chuckle when asked about her intentions.

Asked if the decision had been made and just not announced, she said no, her decision had not yet been made.

“I’ll sort it out before Christmas.”

Sandals said there is no rule of thumb when it comes to declaring for elections.

“It depends on the timing and it depends on the situation,” she said, adding that staying busy in the community always is a form of campaigning.

“To me it’s more that continuous work in the community as opposed to ‘I’m suddenly going to start campaigning.’”

Sandals has been Guelph’s MPP since 2003 and has won the past four elections in Guelph. The past three elections, her margin of victory has been at least 8,000 votes.

The local Progressive Conservatives and New Democrat Party associations have not yet chosen their candidates.

The Green Party candidate will be provincial party leader Mike Schreiner.

Sandals said her immediate focus is on her duties as head of the Treasury Board.

“It is literally true that I have been going like mad on Treasury Board stuff all summer,” she said.


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